immortal wishes:
labor and transcendence
on a Japanese sacred mountain

Ellen Schattschneider

Duke University Press (2003)

Teaching Resources

Akakura Mountain Shrine

The Butsudan (domestic Buddhist altar) in the home of the family.  Tis elaborate butsudan is located to the left of the large altar dedicated to the spirit of the foundress and her divinities. The memorial photograph of the branch's foundress is visible in the lower right.

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